Kitchen Witchin’

There is magic to be found everywhere, but it may be easiest to tap into it from our kitchens!  Whether you cook for the masses or simply go in there to find something to throw into the microwave, our kitchens tend to be the nurturing centers of our homes.  The recipe I have for you is a simple (and easy) cookie.  What transforms this recipe into a spell is simply your intent.  Ready for some kitchen witchin’?

Basic Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finely grated almonds (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Additional confectioner’s sugar to shake on cooled cookies

Spell Additives:

  • Love: rosemary, sweet basil, cinnamon, and honey
  • Prosperity: cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, and grated lemon peel
  • Protection: cloves, rosemary, anise, cinnamon
  • Psychic Abilities: star anise, nutmeg, grated orange peel, and thyme

Directions:

  1. Combine ground almond (if using), flour, and sugar.
  2. Choose the spell you want to cast and incorporate the corresponding additives into the dry ingredients.  As you’re mixing in the herbs and spices for your spell, focus on your intent, stirring widdershins (clockwise) to attract the focus of the spell into your life.  All herbs and spices should be ground, and citrus peels should be finely grated.  I don’t have amounts of each item because you are doing the spell; trust your instincts.  Start with a pinch or two of each ingredient and adjust as your intuition moves you to.  Don’t be afraid of the savory herbs!
  3. Work in the butter and egg yolk until well blended.
  4. We’re going to place the dough into the refrigerator until chilled, but if you plan to make sliced cookies, roll the dough into a log before refrigerating.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; pull dough out of the refrigerator.  If rolling dough out and shaping them into crescent moons, do so and then place them on greased cookie sheets.  I have a stronger affinity for the full moon, so I use a sharp knife to slice the dough log into disks.  Bake cookies for about 20 minutes.  When done, cookies will start to brown on the edges and be firm to the touch.
  6. Once cookies are cool, sprinkle with them with confectioners sugar.  To get more of a full moon feel, I like to sprinkle them while they are still a bit warm so that it melts into the cookie in some places and mounds in others, mimicking the surface of the full moon.

Your cookies are now ready to devour, to share…well, you get the idea!  Blessed be!

 

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